St. Andrew Heritage Festival, September 26th and 27th

The 25th Annual Heritage Festival, sponsored by St. Andrew Orthodox Church, celebrates the cultural heritage of the Middle East and Eastern Europe with food, music and dance.

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The Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, September 26th from noon to 8 PM and Sunday, September 27th from noon to 5 PM at the grounds of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, Kentucky, located inside Man o’ War near Clay’s Mill Road.

The event includes activities for the entire family. Exotic foods from Lebanon, Palestine, Russia, Serbia and other Eastern European nations will be served. Middle Eastern and Slavic folk dance with performers in native costume is offered throughout the two-day event, as well as concerts of Byzantine and Slavonic liturgical music.

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Work Party & Weekend Notes

Beloved Faithful,

I am happy to announce that the hall was painted this week. We are asking for your help this Saturday June 13 @ 9 AM to help resetup the hall and kitchen. Men, Women & Youth are all needed and welcome to help

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SATURDAY         June 13                 NO VESPERS

                                                                Fr. Tom & Jeanette will be @ the Cathedral in Charleston, WV

                                                                Attending the retirement banquet of V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott

SUNDAY               June 14                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Padgett Baptism @ 12 noon

MONDAY June 15 Building Commmittee Meeting 

 

FATHER”S DAY LUNCHEON – On Sunday June 21 the Women of St. Andrew will be hosting a luncheon to honor all men blessing with fatherhood. Let’s all attend Liturgy together as a family.

 

PARISH LIFE CONFERENCE: The Diocese of Toledo & the Midwest Parish Life Conference is in Grand Rapids, MI and hosted by St. Nicholas Church June 24-28. Reservations are closing at the Hotel. Please refer to the website midwestplc2015.com for details and reservations.

 

 

COFFEE HOURS & HOLY BREAD NEEDED FOR THE SUMMER…SIGN UP TODAY!!!

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Youth Group Announcements

Mark your calendars! The youth group will be participating in the following events.

Sunday, May 3rd, 5pm – 7:30pm, we will be having a birthday party for Sarah. Bring a dish to share. We’ll be watching Princess Bride.

On Sunday. May 17th, the youth group will be hosting a fundraiser dinner at coffee hour time, featuring soup, spaghetti, and sandwiches, all of which the youth are preparing themselves. This is to raise money to rent a van for a trip to the Creation Museum on June 20th.

On July 10th, at 6pm, there will be a lock-in at the church. The youth of the Greek church, and St. Athanasius in Nicholasville have also been invited.

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Tonight and tomorrow

RESURRECTION SERVICE 11 pm

Followed by Paschal Banquet

Bring your favorite NON-LENTEN DISH

SUNDAY               April 12                                AGAPE VESPERS 12 Noon

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Holy Week service schedule

SUNDAY               April 5                   Matins 8:50 – Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                  Bridegroom Service – 7 PM

MONDAY             April 6                   Bridegroom Service – 7 PM

TUESDAY            April 7                   Bridegroom Service – 7 PM

WEDSDAY          April 8                   Holy Unction – 7 PM

THUSDAY           April 9                   Divine Liturgy – 9 AM –St Basil’s for the Last Supper

                                                                12 Passion Gospels – 7 PM….Crucifixion

FRIDAY                April 10                                Royal Hours – 9 AM – Tomb decoration @ 1 PM

                                                                Vespers of Taking Down from the Cross 3 PM

                                                                LAMENTATIONS 7 PM

SATURDAY         April 11                                Divine Liturgy 9 AM …followed by PASCHA Setup               

 

RESURRECTION SERVICE 11 PM

Followed by Paschal Banquet – Bring your favorite NON-LENTEN DISH

 

SUNDAY               April 12                                AGAPE VESPERS 12 Noon

                                                                Followed by Children’s Egg Hunt

MONDAY             April 13                                Divine Liturgy 9 AM – followed by annual breakfast outing

 

SPECIAL DONATIONS – for Pascha for either FLOWERS or a variety of items for the altar are being gratefully accepted. Please see Fr. Tom and please tell him if they are given in memory, health of, or for a special intention. All donations will be listed in the Pascha bulletin unless otherwise requested

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Funeral Plans/ Parish Notes

Sadly I report to you the passing into the Loving Arms of Our Lord the servant Willa Ruth Itani..Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 PM at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Rd. The Funeral Service will be Thursday 2:30 PM at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Church in her memory.

WEDNESDAY    January 14          Daily Vespers 6 PM

Visitation for Willa Ruth Itani 6-9 @ Kerr Brothers Harrodsburg Road

THURSDAY        January 15         Funeral 2:30 for Willa Ruth @ Kerr Brothers

PARISH COUNCIL 7 PM

SATURDAY         January 17          Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               Januar 18          Matins 8:50 – Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                ADULT BIBLE STUDY….last Sunday to bring used Christmas Cards!

               

HOUSE BLESSINGS – Set a time today…see Fr. Tom to be on the schedule. Thank you to those who invite me to dinner during the house blessing visit. If, and only if this is your custom, check with Fr. Tom when you set a time. Your cooperation is both sought and greatly appreciated………….call cell phone 338-2278

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! Sunday, January 25th …WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW LUNCHEON …..  Homemade Calzones/salad/dessert/drink!…Advance tickets on Sale TODAY!!! See Nariman Elias or Karen Mann – Proceeds to benefit the Antiochian Women’s Project 2014-2015    $6.00   / $4.00

PLEDGE FORMS – 2015 pledge forms available on the candle table…please prayerfully and generously fill one out and return it. Give according to your ability not just what you think the church needs. A full color Icon Church Calendar will be given to the first 100 pledges. “Rule of Thumb” give one hour of wage to church as a minimum each week!

Extra Icon Calendars available for $10 each from the bookstore in the Hall

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8 @ 12 NOON

THANK YOU – to all the Women who came out last night to finish the Linus Blanket project!

 

Fr Tom

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End of the Year Donations/ Notes and News

Beloved Faithful,

End of the Year Tax donations can still be made in the tray tomorrow Sunday January 4…..please remember that they must be dated no later than December 31………This includes all donations you intend to use on your taxes. Memorials, special charities, pledges, or the building fund are all possibilities.

Our Barrels for God’s Pantry are almost full…please bring an item , especially if you have not yet, to assist this vital community ministry.

DON’T THROW AWAY THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS !!! –  Bring them to church on Dec. 28 or a Sunday in January.  There will be a box in the foyer to put them in.  We send them to St. Jude’s Ranch and they recycle them to make cards to raise money for the St. Jude’s  Ranch. … Deadline in January 31.

Jan. 4  – Tomorrow following Divine Liturgy ALL Altar Servers  are asked to stay upstairs for a short meeting…The Annual  Luncheon for the Choir and their families will be held at Fr Tom & Jeanette’s @ 12:30.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 

SUNDAY January 4

* Matins 8:50 – Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

* Altar Server meeting and practice following Liturgy

* CHOIR $ CHANTER & FAMILIES LUNCHEON @    GALLAWAY HOME!

MONDAY January 5:

* Great Hours 10 AM

* Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM –Feast of Epiphany

* Blessing of Waters

TUESDAY            January 6 – thru Thursday January 8 Fr Tom will be out of town for the celebration of Julian calendar Jan. 7 (OS) Christmas in Pittsburgh with family!

FRIDAY  January 9             HOUSE BLESSINGS…set a time!

SATURDAY January 10

* Church School Teachers Meeting/Brunch @ 10:30 AM Klepak’s

* Baptism of Miles Clark @ 12 noon

* Great Vespers 6 PM         

SUNDAY               January 11L

* Matins 8:50 AM -Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

* Bible Study on Psalms Begins following Coffee Hour

               

CHURCH SCHOOL RETURNED TODAY @ 9 AM ….please register and bring your children weekly! ………….reminder that a great class for adults is being held @ the same time!

 

HOUSE BLESSINGS – Set a time today…see Fr. Tom to be on the schedule. Thank you to those who invite me to dinner during the house blessing visit. If, and only if this is your custom, check with Fr. Tom when you set a time. Your cooperation is both sought and greatly appreciated.

 

PLEDGE FORMS – 2015 pledge forms have been mailed…please prayerfully and generously fill one out and return it. Give according to your ability not just what you think the church needs. A full color Icon Church Calendar will be given to the first 100 pledges. “Rule of Thumb” give one hour of wage to church as a minimum each week!

POINSETTIAS CHRISTMAS 2014 – Thank you to those who donated the lovely poinsettia plants that adorn the Church for this festal season: Fr Tom & Jeanette Gallaway for the health of their family ; Hub Metry; Dragica Thornton in memory her mother Radmila & Shirley; Carlos & Henrietta Handy in memory of his mother Elizabeth Don Handy, Nancy, and for the health of Henrietta ; Charlie & JoAnn Martha for the health of their family and in memory of departed loved ones; John & Ann Dragos for their health; Steve & Char Rapchak in memory of their son Eric and Char’s sister Nan; Dn. Ben & Karen Mann for the health of their family.

Natural Wreaths on front doors by Karen & David Skaff

 

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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Beloved Faithful,
Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!
I pray that this note finds both you and your families well.
Both Holy Bread & Coffee Hour is open this week….let me know if you are interested
During this Christmas week some news items regarding parishioners and friends have come to pass in both the tears and cheers category.
  1. Jalil Jreisat, father of Sawson Jreisat , passed away into the loving arms of our Lord. His funeral was Tuesday Dec. 23 at St. Michael in Louisville. Please contact Sawson to pay your respects and support a sister in the Lord.
  2. The week before Christmas Alla & Zach Padgett welcomed a new son.
  3. This week on Monday Dec. 22 Mandy Xenos gave birth to a son, Alexander.
ARCHDIOCESE NEWS – On Saturday, December 27th, Fr. Thomas Zain, Vicar General of the Archdiocese and Dean of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, will appear on the Judge Jeanine Pirro show at 9:00 p.m. on FoxNews. The segment is titled “Christians under attack in the Middle East.”
Please make this information available to your faithful, as Fr. Thomas helps bring light to the plight of our brothers and sisters throughout the Middle East.
Fr Tom

 

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2014 Heritage Festival

 

This weekend we held our annual heritage festival. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

If you won something at the silent auction, you’ll be hearing from Rachel in the next few days.

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Bright week events

MONDAY             April 21               Divine Liturgy 9 AM – Paschal Liturgy & Breakfast Outing following
                                                      Visitation for Mildred Mrvos 5-8 @ Milwards off Man of War
TUESDAY            April 22               Funeral – Mildred Mrvos – 10 AM @ St. Andrew

WEDNESDAY   April 23                  Divine Liturgy 9 AM – St. George the Great Martyr

SATURDAY         April 26               Great Vespers 6 PM
SUNDAY               April 27               Matins 9:15 – Church School 9:30 – Divine Liturgy 10:30
Bible Study – Book of James

As you may note on the schedule, our dear friend Mildren Mrvos passed away this week. Her Visitation is Monday evening from 5-8 PM at the new Milwards Funeral Home on Trent Blvd. …out bound off Man of War. Funeral Service Tuesday morning 10 AM @ St. Andrew. May Her Memory Be Eternal!
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